The Mysteries of Udolpho Characters

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Emily St. Albert

Emily St. Albert is the heroine or protagonist of "The Mysteries of Udolpho". She is chaste and virtuous. On a journey with her father, she falls in love with Valancourt. Early in the novel, Emily is orphaned and left to her aunt, Mme. Cheron's, care. Mme. Cheron advocates her relationship with Valancourt until she marries Montoni. Because Montoni disapproves, Emily is forced to leave Valancourt and move to Venice. In Venice, Montoni tries to force Emily to marry Count Morano, but Emily refuses to yield to Montoni's demands. When Montoni abruptly relocates to castle di Udolpho, Count Morano follows and tries to force Emily to run away with him, but Montoni and his servants rescue Emily. Emily is plagued at castle di Udolpho with supernatural events, such as mysterious music and the figure on the ramparts. She learns of a French prisoner and agrees to a...

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